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Old 06-16-2016, 10:16 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by MillerTime View Post
I haven't seen any discussion about that yet.
We have had extensive training on how to replace panels and what to do repair, but nothing on corrosion except to not cross- contaminate with steel working tools, and fasteners can only me used one time, before their protective coating is useless.
Its a new area for all of us. I just feel really bad for the people that have them and get in a collision. The repair times will take a long time and most shops are not equipped to work on them. We have 8 shops, and only 1 is ford certified and has the tools to work on them.
( and for what its worth, all the Internet rumors about gm or Chrysler having aluminum bodys....we had ford training months before the release of the '15 f-150, and we in the undustry have had no info stating that this is actually happening. We receive multiple collision publications a month, and nothing has indicated this is going to happen.
Granted 2025 cafe' regulations mandate a 52mpg fleet average for manufacturers.....i haven't heard anything reliable stating more aluminum bodies are coming out soon.
My neighbor is in the "auto" paint industry and has been moving Spies Hecker and currently Standox products.

He also said what you did about corrosion back when they were preparing for the Ford body change.

Here, all I thought about was that somebody would cut off my quarter panel for scrap metal like they steal catalytic converters.

It's a brave new world for Ford at this time. LOL

Bob & Michelle
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4
2015 Grey Wolf 26BH
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:33 AM   #92
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I drive a 14 F150, The reason....the back seat when folded up, accommodates my three big dogs better than the Ram or Chevy. In the real world most P/U owners dont haul cement blocks. Most P/U owners use it for daily commute and moving the occasional piece of furniture

Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses. I grew up in the rust belt and most C-10s, after a few years, had to have their rocker panels, cab corners & door bottoms replaced due to rust.

GM in the 70s tried to use aluminum bumper reinforcements to save weight in their passenger cars. Trouble was they bolted them to a steel bumper shocks, mix in some salt spray during the winter and after a few years the bumpers were literally falling off.

My next vehicle may be a GM product, then I will tell you how bad Fords are yep the Mustang 2 was a great idea

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